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West Seattle Blog: Vietnamese-American community commemorates somber anniversary, shows support for Ukrainians’ freedom-fighting

West Seattle Blog: Vietnamese-American community commemorates somber anniversary, shows support for Ukrainians’ freedom-fighting

What the people of Ukraine are fighting is achingly familiar to the people who were in South Vietnam almost half a century ago. That’s why Saturday’s Vietnamese Cultural Center ceremony commemorating the fall of Saigon ended with a spirited show of support for the Ukrainians. Click here to read more...

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Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber: Senator Joe Nguyen Visits His Young Constituents

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber: Senator Joe Nguyen Visits His Young Constituents

Washington State Senator Joe Nguyen, who represents Vashon Island as part of the 34th District, visited 6th to 8th grade Civic students and their families at FamilyLink, answering student questions and providing an opportunity to demonstrate how representatives work with their constituents. “We’ve seen photos of him and read about some of his bills,” said sixth-grader Beaux Johns. “I was excited ...

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The Urbanist: Democrats Unveil Transformative ‘Move Ahead Washington’ Transportation Package

The Urbanist: Democrats Unveil Transformative ‘Move Ahead Washington’ Transportation Package

On Tuesday, the Washington State Legislature’s Democratic caucus unveiled a $16 billion proposal funding a suite of transportation projects intended to be completed over the next 16 years, through 2038. The proposal represents both a dramatic shift from the proposals of years past, with a significant increase in the amount of state funding that would be allocated toward transit, walking, ...

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Living Architecture Monitor: New Washington State Legislation To Require Large Commercial/Multi-Family Buildings to Have Green Roofs

Living Architecture Monitor: New Washington State Legislation To Require Large Commercial/Multi-Family Buildings to Have Green Roofs

Senator Mona Das, Liz Lovelett, Joe Nguyen, and Rebecca Saldaña submit Senate Bill 5732 in Washington State. This bill would require all new large commercial and multifamily buildings in the State of Washington to have green roofs, blue-green roofs or bio-solar panel energy generation on their roofs. The bill will go to public hearings with the Senate Committee on January ...

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Living Architecture Monitor: New Washington State Legislation To Require Large Commercial/Multi-Family Buildings to Have Green Roofs

Living Architecture Monitor: New Washington State Legislation To Require Large Commercial/Multi-Family Buildings to Have Green Roofs

Senator Mona Das, Liz Lovelett, Joe Nguyen, and Rebecca Saldaña submit Senate Bill 5732 in Washington State. This bill would require all new large commercial and multifamily buildings in the State of Washington to have green roofs, blue-green roofs or bio-solar panel energy generation on their roofs. The bill will go to public hearings with the Senate Committee on January ...

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KOMO News: Proposed bill would stop officers from pulling you over for certain traffic violations

KOMO News: Proposed bill would stop officers from pulling you over for certain traffic violations

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Senators are proposing a new police reform law, which would limit officers from pulling someone over for specific traffic violations. SB 5485, proposed by Senator Joe Nguyen and T’wina Nobles, is set to be heard Thursday by the Senate Committee on Transportation. Click here to read more...

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Publicola: Senate Bill Would Remove Regulatory Hurdle from Homelessness Shelter Siting

Publicola: Senate Bill Would Remove Regulatory Hurdle from Homelessness Shelter Siting

State Sen. Joe Nguyen (D-34, White Center) has proposed a bill that would make it easier for homeless service providers to build homeless shelters across the state, including in Seattle. The city of Seattle consulted with Nguyen on the legislation, which would allow cities to permit homeless shelters without subjecting such projects to a time-consuming environmental review under the State Environmental Policy ...

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International Examiner: API Legislative Week rallies around Asian-American led Working Families Tax Credit

International Examiner: API Legislative Week rallies around Asian-American led Working Families Tax Credit

Every other year, The Asian Pacific Islander Coalition (APIC) organizes the API Legislative Day. According to event organizer Shomya Tripathy, the coalition usually busses thousands of API community members to Olympia to meet with lawmakers, advocate for their interests, and all but fill the State Capitol Building. “On a normal day down here, we don’t really get to see many people ...

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